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1) "Madame Tutli-Putli" (00:17:14 minutes) - A woman embarks on a macabre train trip and is subjected to harrowing images which could either be figments of her mind... or terrifyingly real. This sample of stop motion artistry pries into existential stuff. What's real? These images that Madame Tutli-Putli sees, what do they mean? I'm not sure I know. I just liked looking at the pretty pictures.
2) "Forming Game" (00:05:28) - This one's a bit too abstract for my taste. A pouch is taken out of a box and two people begin to muck about with the contents, attempting to coax shapes and images from these contents. I really need to get a hold of what Salvador Dali (and animation filmmaker Malcolm Sutherland) was smoking.Read more ›
The two-disc DVD contains 26 films.
The far superior Blu-ray version showcases 39 films, including two Oscar© winners. A slight caveat here, not all the films are appropriate for young children as they may be a bit disturbing (I'm thinking of the Academy nominated Madame Tutii-Putii and The Spine). A nice menu feature allows for filtering viewing selections, as in: "For All," "Humor," "Visual Delight" and "Social Issues." You can of course sort by title or filmmaker.
Stop motion, traditional hand-drawn and computer generated animation techniques are all part of the sometimes whimsical mix. These films range widely in mood and style. Some are thoughtful, even poignant while others, like Pimp My Boat and Invasion of the Space Lobsters are laugh-out-loud funny.
If this DVD had included the extras, I would have given it five stars.
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Ah, years ago our local university campus "movie house" used to sometimes show Film Board of Canada short animation movies along with the featured films. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by David Ruether
I bought this for my 17 year old daughter for Christmas. It is a series of animation shorts from Canada. My daughter is very interested in animation and is enjoying the dvd. Read morePublished on December 31, 2011 by E. White
A few shorts are exceptional but this collection mostly demonstrates the very early stages of writing and animation development (in too many cases before it developed). Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by Kent B.
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